Environmental cost of meat

Food For Thought: World Food Day 2011

October 16, 2011

Energy Refuge is taking part of Blog Action Day and the theme this year is food to mark World Food Day. All over the U.S., 300 events will mark the date with Sunday dinners and the involvement of celebrity chefs such as Giada De Lautentiis, Mark Bittman and Jose Andres. Related Posts:Have a Green Mother’s […]

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Have a Green Valentine’s Day

February 9, 2011

February 14 is the day when people across the globe celebrate Love. But we should also be showing our love to Mother Earth by making the date as eco-friendly as possible. Those billions of cards, millions of heart-shaped chocolate boxes and flower bouquets all come with a heavy environmental price tag. Here are a few […]

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Dispatch from the Amazon: the queen of biomes needs care – and global cooperation

July 29, 2010

The day the group of journalists I was visiting Brazil with by an invitation of Apex, a trade and investment agency, arrived in Brasilia for a series of meetings with government officials, the news was good. The country had managed to reduce deforestation in the Amazon region by 47% between August 2009 and May 2010, […]

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Happy World Environment Day

June 5, 2010

05th of June is the day we celebrate the environment. The date marked the beginning of the first UN conference on human environment, which took place between 05 and 16 June 1972. Here at Energy Refuge we celebrate the environmental all year round, writing about related issues while keeping the main focus on renewable energy. […]

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Livestock accounts for 51% of greenhouse gas emissions, says new report

October 22, 2009

In 2006 a report compiled by the UN’s Food and Agriculture arm found that livestock’s greenhouse emissions accounts for 18% of the total, while the global transportation network, a much more targeted culprit, accounts for a lot less at 13%. The report is called Livestock’s Long Shadow and it has been widely quoted ever since […]

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